Transforming Agriculture, Perennially
Donate

Agricultural Research & Scientific Publications - Page 4

The Land Institute’s work advances agricultural scientific knowledge and is conducted in an innovative yet rigorous professional context. Explore our findings and ideas via articles authored or co-authored by members of our staff and published in peer-reviewed journals.

If you’re looking for popular media mentions of The Land Institute, visit our Media Coverage page.

Author: Timothy E. Crews, Philip C. Brookes
Publication: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 184 (2014) 168–181

To achieve robust phosphorus sustainability in agriculture, it will be necessary to reduce unintentional P losses through erosion and leaching, improve P availability and synchrony, and cycle the P that…

Read More

Author: David Van Tassel, Lee DeHaan
Publication: American Scientist

Efforts to domesticate new, high-yield, perennial grain crops require patience and persistence—but such plants could transform agriculture “You had to spend all those years in graduate school to do this?”…

Read More

Author: R.C. Hayes, M.T. Newell, L.R. DeHaan, K.M. Murphy, S. Crane, M.R. Norton, L.J. Wade, M. Newberry, M. Fahim, S.S. Jones, T.S. Cox, P.J. Larkin
Publication: Field Crops Research Vol. 133 July 2012 pp 68-89

Abstract: This study evaluated over 150 wheat × wheatgrass derivatives in a series of field experiments. The objective was to assess their capacity to regrow post-harvest and yield grain over…

Read More

Author: E. Charles Brummer, Wesley T. Barber, Sarah M. Collier, Thomas S. Cox, Randy Johnson, Seth C. Murray, Richard T. Olsen, Richard C. Pratt, Ann Marie Thro
Publication: The Ecological Socielty of America, published online Sept. 14, 2011

Abstract: Plant breeding programs primarily focus on improving a crop’s environmental adaptability and biotic stress tolerance in order to increase yield. Crop improvements made since the 1950s – coupled with…

Read More

Author: Jerry D. Glover, John P. Reganold
Publication: Science and Technology, (Winter 2010), pp 41-47.

Perennial versions of our major grain crops would address many of the environmental limitations of annuals while helping to feed an increasingly hungry planet. Download PDF

Read More

Author: T.S. Cox, D.L. Van Tassel, C.M. Cox, L.R. DeHaan
Publication: "Crop & Pasture Science," July 2010

Abstract: Annual cereal, legume and oilseed crops remain staples of the global food supply. Because most annual crops have less extensive, shorter-lived root systems than do perennial species, with a…

Read More

Author: Jerry D. Glover,John P. Reganold, L. W. Bell,J. Borevitz, E. C. Brummer, E. S. Buckler, C. M. Cox, T. S. Cox, T. E. Crews, S. W. Culman, L. R. DeHaan, D. Eriksson, B. S. Gill, J. Holland, F. Hu, B. S. Hulke, A. M. H. Ibrahim, W. Jackson, S. S. Jones, S. C. Murray, A. H. Paterson, E. Ploschuk, E. J. Sacks, S. Snapp, D. Tao, D. L. Van Tassel, L. J. Wade, D. L. Wyse, Y. Xu
Publication: Science, 25 June 2010, Vol. 328 pp. 1638-1639

Perennial grains hold promise, especially for marginal landscapes or with limited resources where annual versions struggle. Access SummaryAccess Full Text

Read More

Author: David Van Tassel, Lee R. DeHaan, Thomas S. Cox
Publication: Evolutionary Applications, doi:10.1111/j.1752-4571.2010.00132.x.

Perennial grain crops do not exist because they could not have evolved under the original set of conditions; however, they can be deliberately developed today through artificial phenotypic and genotypic…

Read More

Author: Jerry Glover
Publication: Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment: doi:10.1016/j.agee.2010.01.014

Humanity’s unprecedented global demand for farm products poses one of the greatest threats to global biodiversity and ecosystem function. This demand will almost certainly increase as the human population continues…

Read More

Author: T.S. Cox
Publication: "Plant breeding and farmer participation" 2009, Edited by S. Ceccarelli; E.P. Guimar; E. Weltizien, published by U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, pp 1-26.

If the story of modern humans from the beginning to the present day could be compressed into a feature-length movie, the era of crop domestication would occupy a scene approximately…

Read More

Author: Tianna DuPont, Steve W. Culman, Howard Ferris, Daniel H. Buckley, Jerry D. Glover
Publication: Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment: doi:10.1016/j.agee.2009.12.021

Landscape conversion to agricultural use historically began with tillage, a practice now known to dramatically and often negatively affect soil properties and ecosystem processes in grassland dominated ecosystems. However, converted…

Read More
|

Author: S W Culman, S T DuPont, J D Glover, D H Buckley, G W Fick, H Ferris, T E Crews
Publication: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, (2009), doi:10.1016/j.agee.2009.11.008

Abstract: Soil ecosystem properties and processes which simultaneously maintain native fertility and sustain plant yields are of principal interest in sustainable agriculture. Native prairies in Kansas are relevant in this…

Read More
Share On: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Select other ways to share